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Commercial Coin Laundry

At Century Laundry, we have helped hundreds of customers achieve their dreams of developing a successful self-serve laundry business. The following factors are among the most essential points to consider prior to investing in your new laundry or refurbishing an existing location:

Location Analysis

When considering location, owners must take a wide range of factors and influences into account. From neighborhood demographics and traffic count to the quality and location of competition, business trade area and availability of off-street parking, no stone should go unturned.

Design and Layout

For your laundry’s design and layout, there are several things to consider. For example, what is the amount of useful area in building? Will you offer additional services? How many machines and with what load capacity will be needed to maximize the efficiency of customer flow? To get the best results, you’re going to need the best plan.

Utility Requirements

Utility requirements are a huge part of any working laundry. Water, sewer, gas and electrical services can add up quickly if you don’t have the right equipment for the job. Century will help you maximize your profits while minimizing expenses.

Revenue Potential

Whether it’s calculating cash flow, finding the right debt service or maximizing your revenue per square foot for the best return on investment, laundry is all about the numbers. We will make sure that the numbers are adding up for you.

On-premise Laundry

Experience is what matters most when relying upon a business partner to help you achieve superior finished linens while maintaining the lowest possible operating costs. Our dedicated staff of professionals will take these factors into consideration when establishing your operating budget:

Production Assessment

In order to find success in your on-premise laundry, you must identify each item to be processed. Remember to include factors such as textile composition, budgeted shifts, labor hours, linen par, soiled linen sorting and clean linen distribution. Pay close attention to detail and take each unique factor into account.

Design and Layout

When starting an on-premise laundry, it is important to adhere to local and municipal construction code while working to achieve efficiency in workflow, utility requirements and energy management. Ensuring that you are up to code and ready for operation is the fastest way to make any on-premise laundry successful.

Staffing Requirements

Managing labor is often the highest cost of operating a laundry. In order to lower this cost, smart owners look into cross-training full-time employees as a way of maximizing efficiency, and even utilizing automation as part of their business strategy.

Production Cost Estimates

Do the math. How much does it cost to clean each pound of linen? How does that affect your bottom line?

Dry Cleaning / Professional Garment Care

Professional garment care continues to be a profitable business opportunity in specific geographical areas of the market. Our experience dictates that careful planning and development of a business model are critical to long-term success.

Location Analysis

When it comes to location, owners must take a wide range of factors and influences into account. From neighborhood demographics and traffic count, business trade area and availability of off-street parking, all needs to be considered. It’s also important to find a location that features multiple entrances and exits and could potentially be a “drop store” location.

Design and Layout

In order to succeed in professional garment care, it is vital to display a respectable front. A friendly customer call office area coupled with customer drive-up service makes your laundry an appealing option to potential customers. Further details such as the types of garments to be processed and additional services offered will also need to be considered when starting.

Utility Requirements

Utility requirements are a huge part of any working laundry. Water, sewer, gas and electrical and steam production services can all add up quickly if you don’t have the right equipment for the job. Century allows you to maximize your profits while minimizing expenses.

Revenue Potential

Whether it’s calculating cash flow, finding the right debt service or maximizing your revenue for the best return on investment, laundry is all about the numbers. Make sure that the numbers are adding up for you.

Consulting is the first and most important step in any laundry or dry cleaning project. Contact us today to learn how we can help.

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